Wilderness: Tooth Squeeze Topic Guide
Tooth Squeeze: Tooth squeeze is a painful condition that occurs during the ascent while scuba diving. As the scuba diver ascends to the surface, air that has become trapped in a cavity or dental filling expands causing pain. Treatment for tooth squeeze include over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Medical care should be sought should the pain not resolve.
Broken or Knocked-out Teeth Each individual tooth is composed of calcium and several other organic components. It is divided into 3 layers: enamel, dentin, and pulp-each layer having a specific role. Enamel is a ...